Booking It- A Year of Reading

By Andrea | January 26, 2015 |

One of the things I am wanting to accomplish this year is to do a little more reading. It’s something I have always loved – even further back than my “Book It” days. I miss Book It. They need a Book It program for adults, where if you read a certain amount, you get something…

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My Bookshelves Tell a Story

By Andrea | January 20, 2015 |

The Decorista recently wrote a post about decorating your shelves. It had lots of great tips, but the style just didn’t work for me. Maybe my shelves just need to be as cluttered as my mind, but I like to have actual books to read on my book shelves along with my knickknacks. Books I…

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Friday Finds: The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree

By Andrea | June 13, 2014 |

I recently finished a fabulous book, written by the author S. A. Hunt. He’s an author you’ve never heard of, but that’s ok. I hadn’t heard of him either until I ran across his book The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree on BookBub.  At the time, The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree was available as…

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Let’s Read Some Banned Books!

By Andrea | September 25, 2013 |

It’s banned books week! What better time to talk about reading?  You know that the banned books are always the best. When I recently looked through the list of banned and challenged books, I was really surprised by the number of them that I had read, and loved.  Books that remind me of my childhood,…

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Cold Vengeance – A Book Review

By Andrea | May 10, 2013 |

As some of you may know, I am an avid reader – at least some of the time.  There are periods when I go months without reading, but in the end, I always seem to pick up a book – and then I can’t stop reading again.  My most recent read is the book Cold…

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Friday Favorites – Spiral Bound Sewing Books

By Andrea | April 19, 2013 |

I love reference books for sewing.  And I don’t mean the digital kind.  When I’m doing something as tactile as sewing, I love a physical copy of my instructions, which is why I am in love with sewing books that are published in hard bound spiral editions. Here are a few from my collection. The…

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A Sewing Handbook

By Andrea | November 12, 2012 |

I loved making my Colette Mini Bloomers so much that I want to learn more about sewing clothes.  To that end, I’ve picked up a copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook.  My goal is to work my way through the entire book, learning some useful skills and techniques along the way. I’ll be updating my…

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American Gods

By Andrea | August 23, 2012 |

American Gods, a novel by Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite books in the world.  As a matter of fact, my original copy of both American Gods and it’s sequel Anansi Boys are both in pretty bad shape.  That’s perfectly alright though.  Books are meant to be read, and there’s nothing better than a…

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Recent Reads

By Andrea | June 5, 2012 |

I’ve been on a reading kick in the last few months. I’ve always loved reading, but sometimes, it can be hard for me to find the time to read a book for my own pleasure. But I’ve recently decided to take it up again, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. From…

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Old Time Recipes

By Andrea | April 2, 2012 |

We recently received a large collection of books from my Uncle Scott. Most of those books were agriculture yearbooks. There were books from the earliy 1900s all the way up to the 1990s. Now those books are actually for my husband, but I found 1 book that was calling my name. It was a copy…

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
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